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Suburban multifamily investment

​​​​​​​​​​Shining a light on the suburbs: Alternative strategies for multifamily investment


As investor appetite for multifamily product has driven the market to two consecutive record-setting years, active investors seeking higher returns are faced with a key question: what’s next?

In an environment of seemingly relentless growth, a noticeable imbalance between urban and suburban components in several markets is beginning to emerge.

Our 2016 Suburban Multifamily Investment Perspective​ takes a closer look at suburban multifamily markets across the United States and identifies three structural factors that are positioned to drive demand​ in this ever-changing environment.​

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Market Ranking
Phoenix 1
Austin 2
Orlando 3
Dallas/Fort Worth 4
Tampa 5
Atlanta 6
Raleigh/Durham 7
Silicon Valley 8
West Palm Beach 9
Charlotte 10

Urban affordability concerns looming

Market Ranking
San Francisco 1
Silicon Valley 2
Oakland/East Bay 3
Seattle/Bellevue 4
Orange County 5
Los Angeles 6
San Diego 7
Fort Lauderdale 8
Portland 9
Miami 10

Amplified mass transit orientation

Market Ranking
San Francisco 1
Boston 2
Chicago 3
Philadelphia 4
Seattle 5
Portland 6
Los Angeles 7
Northern Virginia 8
Baltimore 9
Salt Lake City 10

Read more on why strong employment gains in western tech and Sun Belt markets are shifting the multifamily landscape, how looming urban affordability concerns in these two regions could really tip the balance of power and what the expansion of mass transit will do for the greater suburban marketplace. 

Download the report.


Questions? Contact:​


Sean Coghlan

Director, Investor Research

+1 215 988 5556

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Michael Morrone

Research Analyst, Multifamily

+1 312 228 2304

Email me​​​​​​​